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Monday, July 01, 2019   /   by Jody Lee

Long-distance house hunting

Regular house-hunting isn't always easy, but adding distance into the mix can present challenges you don't have when looking over a few neighborhoods for a new home. While it may not be a walk in the park to buy a home from far away, it is possible. If you find a great agent and follow these steps, you can take away some of the stress that comes with moving long-distance.
1. Start Your Research
Knowing what is in your neighborhood is something we tend to take for granted. You know where the best sushi place is and exactly what grocery store is closest to your home for those last-minute runs. When moving to a new neighborhood, especially in a new state, it is key to decide what is important to you when it comes to proximity. Does your new house need to be near a park for your kids? Do you need to be 5 minutes from the closest coffee shop? You'll also want to look into crime rates and school ratings if you have children. Researching your potential neighborhoods will help you feel bette ...

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Monday, April 29, 2019   /   by Jody Lee

Spring cleaing is essential when SELLING your home!

You might be thinking, “Why would I ever spring clean my home if I’m about to move?” But having a sparkling, squeaky-clean space is key to providing homebuyers with as much value as possible!If you’re putting your home on the market this spring, make sure you take the time to tackle these critical spring cleaning tasks for home sellers.

All the Dirty Details, There are several areas that get neglected or forgotten when you live in your home.

The heat registers! Remove them to clean them and vacuum the ductwork. You may even find an earing or lego!


Clean all light switches and outlet covers. If they are broken or discolored replace them.


Clean Doors interior and exterior, make sure to scrub handles and wipe down the outer frames, dust collects everywhere. Make any repairs needed too! You don’t want anyone having problems opening, closing or locking any of the doors.


Sliders and windows. Clean all the glass thoroughly, and clean all tra ...

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Monday, April 29, 2019   /   by Jody Lee

Selling your home? work on your lawn so it WOWs the buyers.

Winter is now just a memory and your yard is now turning green. We live in an area with 4 seasons and that can take its toll on your yard, especially if you’re not taking care of it. Spring is in full swing and summer will be here soon. Now is the time to give your lawn a little TLC and your grass will be green before you know it, and the envy of the neighborhood and wow your future buyers.


Here are a few tips on what to do now to have an easy to care for lawn all summer long.


Rake to remove any dead grass leaves, pine needles, or other winter debris. Pick up and remove larger debris like sticks and piles of leaves.  Raking will expose any bare patches that need attention and you can repair those spots.


Aerator your lawn which promotes soil drainage. This helps to increase the movement of water and allow for oxygen and nutrients to enter the ground easier. If your lawn sees a great deal of traffic or it spent the winter packed with snow, this is especially i ...

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Monday, April 29, 2019   /   by Jody Lee

Read your CC&R's!!! Why Sellers and buyers should read every document!

I’m often puzzled when talking to a seller that they have either just barely flipped thru or never read their CC&R’s for their neighborhood. It is essential to buying and maintaining a home that you are familiar with your CC&R’s: Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions.


Even as a seller your listing agent will need a copy of the most recent documents, how much you pay for the HOA and what your dues cover.
Buyers and Current homeowners need to thoroughly read the CC&R’s and understand what they are: declarations are a list of legally enforceable rules and regulations governing everything from maintenance of common areas to what color you can paint your home. While some consider these rules as controlling or a violation of personal freedoms, in fact, they are put in place to help maintain property values and preserve consistency in the community. The Declaration's are legally binding on the property, as well as on its original and all succeeding ...

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Monday, April 29, 2019   /   by Jody Lee

Sellers? How do you avoid issues at final walk thru?

How do you avoid issues or worse delay in closing, days before the sale of your home is going to close? Buyers will do a final walk thru the day of closing or the day before. If issues arise, they could refuse to sign or delay closing. How do you avoid this issue?
Sellers:
Make sure you have moved out and cleaned the house at least 24 hours before the closing day stated on the purchase and sale contract. What does this really mean for you as the seller, moved out? You have removed all of your possessions, and trash. Do not leave just a few things that the buyer MAY want unless this has been discussed between the buyer’s agent and your listing agent. This includes items in the attic, crawl space, garage and outside. Double check your cabinets and closets.
Trash, please remove all trash and debris, the new buyers don’t want that old mattress that has been sitting the garage for 5 years that you never had time to take to the dump or the garbage cans under the kitchen sink. ...

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